Tam Quam Tabula Rasa ‎– Noxia Blandimenta

Summer has come, soon the air will be filled with mucus filing pollen, and I’m cooked up in an office with lots of free time. What better way to pass the time than to do some delightful Discogs archaeology!

I started off with looking at the discography of some good old fashioned industrial tape labels, since it’s been a while I enjoyed some harsh rhythmic melodies. I got caught up with the Insane Music label and their myriad of compilation tapes. Some really fantastic stuff there, and I noticed Kopfschmerztablette, a classic and favorite industrial bands of mine. But hey, what is this release, Objekt Zwei Oder Einfahrt Freihalten? Haven’t seen that one before, and the label, ZNS Tapes? A short-lived, German, tape label from the late 80’s – early 90’s, with a focus on abstract, experimental, industrial, music. And their entire back catalog is available online? Now were talking!

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Filed under Avant-Garde, Dark Ambient, Drone, Electronic, Experimental, Industrial, Lo-FI, Noise, Tam Quam Tabula Rasa

ყორღანი – კავკასიონი (Kurgan – Caucasian)

ბედნიერი დღე! I’ve finally found a really good traditional black metal band from Georgia! Heavy on synth and mood, and inaudible growls(in what I hope is Georgian). This is what I’ve been searching for the last 3-4 years! გამომყევი ქვესკნელში სამოგზაუროთ!

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Filed under Atmospheric Black Metal, ყორღანი, Black Metal, Dark Ambient, Georgian, Symphonic Black Metal

Secret Stairways – Enchantment of the Ring

‘Around Knock Greine and Knock-na-Rae,
Ben Bulbin and Keis-Corainn,
To Ben Echlann and Loch Da ean,
From thence north-east to Slieve Guilin,
They travelled the lofty hills of Mourne,
Round high Slieve Donard and Ballachanery,
Down to Dundrim, Dundrum and Dunardalay,
Right forward to Knock-na-Feadala’

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Filed under Ambient, Dark Ambient, Dungeon Synth, Folklore, Lo-FI, Minimalistic, Secret Stairways

Karman – 2005 Forever

2005 forever

What’s the deal with Vaporwave and A S T H E T I C ? I get the nostalgic fascination of past styles and iconography, like the newly popular 80’s/90’s/VHS look. But to fetishize the aesthetic of emoticons and early 00’s computers and CGI? Either the cyclical tradition skipped ahead, or the internet progressed so much everybody wants to return to the simpler time of the digital stone-age; but only ironically.

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Filed under Electronic, Experimental, Karman, Vaporpop, Vaporwave

Hellébore / Organisation Calvaire – Table Rase

Table Rase

Anybody remember the Canadian black metal band Hellébore that I wrote about a while back? That cassette was really neat and left me wanting for more, but noting new seemed to spring forth from them. Until that fateful day when I came across Mr. V from the French experimental un-orthodox black metal project Organisation Calvaire, who whispered softly about an amalgamation of old and new ways of the dark sonic arts. And now the time is here to finally hear what that most unholy of collaborations has begotten!

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Filed under Atmospheric Black Metal, Black Metal, Experimental Black Metal, Hellébore, Lo-fi Black Metal, Melodic, Organisation Calvaire

La Sonorité Jaune – Soundtrack For Breathing Structures / Parallel Soundtracks

La Sonorité Jaune

Dark and dreary atmosphere, slow menacing drones, inhuman and industrial sounds, and an ending of madness and depravity… This is my sonic safe space!

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Filed under Ambient, Avant-Garde, Dark Ambient, Drone, Experimental, French, Industrial, La Sonorité Jaune, Soundscape

Fir Cone Children – Firconium

firconium

Rise from your grave! *Wooshy magical sounds*

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Filed under Fir Cone Children, Indie, Lo-FI, Melodic, Punk, Punk-Rock